| Four Universities, Nine Community Colleges Unite to Accelerate Statewide Development of Leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math|
Jan. 20, 2011/University of Michigan News
EVENT: Four of Michigan's flagship universities and nine top community colleges kick off their newly expanded collaboration in MI-LSAMP (Michigan-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation).
DATE: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011.
Economists, business and government leaders agree: Michigan must have a diversified economy to succeed in the future. And that economy will require a diverse professional work corps. The newly expanded MI-LSAMP is positioned to accelerate the development of that workforce in Michigan.
--Remarks by MI-LSAMP Board of Governors, includes President Mary Sue Coleman (U-M), President John Dunn (WMU), President Lou Anna Simon (MSU) and others.
--Hors d'oeuvres reception and exhibit of student project teams from Alliance partner schools, including these national and international award winners:
MSU's Formula Racing Team and their car
U-M Robotics Team and their robots
U-M Solar Car Team and eight-foot replica of the 2010 championship car
Research exhibits by current students
WEB: More information available: http://www.engin.umich.edu/students/mi-lsamp/milsampInvitation.pdf
PLACE: Dart Auditorium, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing Community College, Lansing.
Public and media welcome, RSVP requested: http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1026252-XaSesD1o9p
The University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Western Michigan University, and Wayne State University established the Michigan-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (MI-LSAMP) in 2005, with support from the National Science Foundation. They committed to significantly increase the number of under-represented minority students graduating with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math.
During MI-LSAMP's Phase I (2005–2010), award of these baccalaureates increased by nearly 50 percent.
In Phase II, nine of Michigan's top community colleges are joining the Alliance to achieve a 100 percent increase, as we build tomorrow's expert workforce.
The MI-LSAMP community college partners are:
Grand Rapids Community College, represented at the event by President Steven C. Ender
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Kellogg Community College, represented at the event by President Dennis Bona
Lake Michigan College
Lansing Community College, represented at the event by President Brent Knight
Macomb Community College
Muskegon Community College, represented at the event by President Dale Nesbary
Washtenaw Community College, represented at the event by President Larry Whitworth
Wayne County Community College District